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Sylvania hockey player Mitch Miller gaining NHL attention

While the NHL Draft date has not yet been set, a local hockey player is on the radar of NHL teams. In the meantime, he's been preparing at Tam-O-Shanter.

SYLVANIA, Ohio — A new date for the NHL Draft has yet to be determined, but when that moment finally comes, there's a Sylvania guy that should hear his name in the first couple of rounds.

Mitch Miller has come a long way in a short amount of time. At one point he was a forward. He moved to defenseman, embraced the challenge, and now has the attention of NHL scouts.

"When I was 12 I went up to Michigan and kind of started my dream," said Miller. "Ever since then, I've stuck with it and it's been my dream since then."

Projections have him going in the third round. For him to hear his name in this conversation is a dream come true.

"I think it would be the biggest moment of my life," said Miller. "It would be so special. Growing up it's been my dream ever since. I sacrificed so much growing up, and I think it would mean the world to me to get drafted."

The NHL draft was postponed because of the coronavirus. As Miller waits for a new date to be set, he's working out and staying ready.

"Just trying to stay positive and keep working, keep grinding every day because you don't know when the draft could happen," said Miller. "I heard it might be middle of October, so I think I'm ready when the time comes."

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